The Department of Theatre wishes to congratulate our alumnus Ang Lee (B.F.A. Theatre Studies, 1980) on his recent Academy Award. All told Mr. Lee’s Life of Pi film took home four Academy Awards including Best Director for Mr. Lee. This marks Mr. Lee’s second Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing!Read More
SPECIAL SUMMER SESSION of THEATRE 101: This course will meet completely online and may be taken wherever you happen to be this summer. This condensed 8 week online class will serve as an introduction to the art of theater for non-majors...Read More
Introduction to the art of theatre for non-majors, including acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, and playwriting, together with a survey of theatrical history from the "mainstream" to the "margins." This course is approved for General Education credit!
Survey of Theatrical Design
Survey of design elements in theatrical production including the function of scenery, costuming, lighting, and sound in conveying directorial concepts, style, and dramatic meaning. Intended for students not concentrating on theatrical design, this course requires both theoretical and practical projects.
Fundamentals of Acting
Study of the methods of acting, with emphasis on basic acting techniques; role of character in relation to the play as a whole, the play's internal and emotional values, and their interpretation through voice and action.